St. Ann's RC Church - Table of Contents
Nave windows - St. Ann's RC Church
Broadway at Emslie Street, Buffalo, NY
Nave: The central aisle; the part of a church located between the chief entrance and the chancel, and separated from the side aisles by piers or column
The 35 stained glass windows were created by German glass makers in Munich under the direction of Franz Xavier Zettler (1841-1916) who employed 300 craftsmen and did a worldwide business, including many American churches. St. Ann's windows were shipped to the US in 1889 and installed in 1890.
The five upper windows of the east transept, the five windows of the sanctuary, and the five upper windows of the west transept - fifteen in all - represent scenes from the Legend of Saints Ann and Joachim, the parents of Mary who was the mother of Jesus.
The eight lower windows of the transepts show scenes from the Life of the Holy Family.
The twelve widows of the side aisles represent the Articles of the Apostles' Creed
Apostles Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Death of St. Ann
Jesus and the Trinity
Belief in the Trinity is expressed in the Apostles' Creed
Left panel: Jesus in Mandorla
Right panel: The Trinity
The Holy Family in Heaven
Holy Family: Mary, Joseph, Jesus (in mandorla)
Miscellaneous Details from Windows
Jesus' Feet Anointed by a Sinful Woman
Stations of the Cross: ##12 and 13
Jesus (in mandorla)